A TERMINALLY ill schoolboy has lived his life-long dream after leading out his beloved football team for their first European clash.

Liam Greenwood was mascot for Kilmarnock FC as they played in their Europa League qualifier first leg against Connah’s Quay Nomads.

The 11-year-old also got to meet his heroes, including skipper Gary Dicker, and new gaffer Angelo Alessio.

Liam made the journey to Wales for the match with parents Claire and Martin last week to watch the game and was given an extra special surprise when the club revealed he would be the team mascot for the game.

Claire said: “It was a wee surprise when we got there. Liam was super excited and as usual the guys were amazing.”

The couple are determined to see the 11-year-old Elderbank pupil realise his dreams after being given the devastating news that Liam suffers from the same terminal disease as his big sister Jessica, 12.

The tragic siblings have both been diagnosed with Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia (PCH) – a condition caused by mutations in certain genes passed on from parents.

The illness has left Jessica unable to walk, talk, swallow or communicate and the James MacFarlane School pupil is currently receiving palliative care.

Last week we told how the family were heartbroken to learn that Liam also has the rare condition.

After being dealt the devastating blow the couple vowed to make sure their children get to realise as many of their dreams in the time they have left.

Claire said: “Liam has always been football-daft and he loves Killie. He was lucky enough to be the Killie mascot a couple of months ago but to see them play in a European match is a huge dream for him.

“Jessica loves Little Mix and Ed Sheeran so it would be amazing for her to see or meet them. I am going to do everything I can to make their dreams a reality.This is about making memories while we can because eventually, that is all we’ll have left.”